Sherry of Port 4 U set me straight!
This post was originally written with the ID of a white crowned sparrow… OOPSY! Welp. Good thing she wasn’t scared to set me straight. I am glad for her correction. How else would I learn?!
So, without further adieu… Here’s my post on CHIPPING sparrows!
I had one of these cuties visit me last spring. It was the first time I’d seen one.
These guys learn their songs from the other sparrows around them, thus their songs are quite regional. Both the male and female sing, although the female’s song is less boisterous.
The chipping sparrow is known for its trill song that is a common sound in the woodland. They are often found in open prairies, however like to nest in the lower branches of trees and shrubs.
The nest is built by female, while the male stands guard and is open cup made of grass, twigs, weeds, rootlets, strips of bark, lined with fine grass, feathers, animal hair. The nest is very delicate and somewhat see thru. Soon, 4-5 creamy white to pale green, heavily spotted eggs will bless the couple. Incubation is done by the female only, and takes about 12 days.
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